Stress has negative effects on us as humans, but did you know that your cat can have stress too? Most cats actually hide their stress, which is not always a good thing because stress in cats can actually be a bigger indication of a larger health issue. Here are some signs to look for if your cat is stressed: 1. Urinating outside of the litter box 2. Decrease in appetite 3. Excessive grooming 4. Diarrhea, constipation, or other digestive issues 5. Excessive vocalization 6. Iso
Companion felines have unique personalities, and some are more outgoing than others. If a cat is calm and friendly with his/her family, but not with others, it is because he/she didn't have enough experience meeting new people as a kitten. A cat must have frequent opportunities to meet new people, especially between the ages of 2-7 weeks. The best way to make sure your kitten is social is to give him or her lots of chances to meet new people of different ages, sizes, and gend
When your cat grooms himself, tiny hook-like structures on the tongue catch loose and dead hair, which is then swallowed by your cat. Some of the hair stays in the stomach, which forms the hairball. Ultimately, your cat will vomit the hairball to get rid of it. Hairballs are most likely to appear in long haired cat breeds. As cats grow older, they become groomers and more proficient at removing fur from their coats. It can be disturbing to watch your cat eliminate a hairball.
Cats are curious animals! Exploring their environment may expose them to obvious dangers, especially in the home. It takes a bit of time to cat proof a home, but as a cat owner, it is worth it to know that your cat is healthy and safe. Here are some examples of hazardous items around your home that can cause harm to your cat: 1. Human medicines. Medicines such as antidepressants, cold medicines, diet pills, vitamins and supplements should not be left any where in your home th
There are a few steps that you as a cat owner can do to help prevent your cat from developing cancer. Cats do not necessarily get cancer more often than other animals, but it does appear that cancer is more aggressive when a cat is diagnosed. If you take preventative measures, it will help decrease the chances of your cat becoming sick. 1. If you have a female cat, get her spayed. Being spayed at a young age will significantly decrease your cat's chances of developing mammary
Meet Verbana! Chicagoland Cat Sitters' Rescue Cat of the Month! Hi there. I am Verbena. I was born at Harmony House in May, 2011. My mom and two of my sisters already have homes and now I am waiting for my home. I am easy going and friendly, but I like to take a little time to get to know people. Come visit me at Harmony House! #cat #chicago #adopt #adoption #adoptacat #chicagolandcatsitters #harmonyhouseforcats #pets #pet
My name is Barbie and as you can tell, I am quite the furry model when there is a camera nearby. I really love people, but I don't share well with the other cats, and am a bit of a diva girl. The volunteers say that my cattitude is a calico trait. So I need a home with no other pets where I can be the star. I was born in Aug 2012 so maybe that means my sign is Leo the lion. I hope so! If you're looking for a beautiful kitty cat, take a trip to Harmony House for Cats to visit
We are Siamese if you please, we are Siamese if you don't please! Remember that song from that Siamese cats on Lady and the Tramp? We do! Siamese cats were one of the first distinctly recognizable breeds of an Oriental cat. The cat is native to Thailand and became one of the most popular breeds in Europe and North America during the 2oth century. The modern Siamese cat is characterized by blue almond shaped eyes, a triangular head shape, large ears, an elongated slender musc